Travel: Domestic flights set to resume in Nigeria

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA — Amidst the easing and lifting of various lockdown orders, the resumption of interstate travel has been approved.

In a follow-up to these orders, the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced that, as of July 8, airports will be open for flights; starting with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

Thereafter, those in the cities of Port Harcourt, Maiduguri and Owerri will begin operation on the 11th of this month. Then, finally, all other airports nationwide will fully open on the 15th.

It is, however, relevant to note that many safety measures have been put in place by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to limit contact and prevent the spread of COVID-19, including several checks and the use of service robots and sanitiser.

The resumption of international flights will also continue to be postponed until further notice.

What are your views on this resumption? Worried about health measures? Relieved to be able to travel? Share them with us in the comment section or on Twitter @TheNewsghost.

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